Gombe declares no facemask, No entry into public facilities
Chima Azubuike, Gombe
Gombe State Covid-19 management committee on Wednesday, said the state has recorded 42 deaths, adding that entry into public facilities will be determined by the use of masks.
Briefing journalists on the activities of the committee, Dr. Manassah Jatau, warned that the surge of the second wave is worst as it has contributed to many unexplained deaths.
Jatau who doubles as deputy governor of the state, added that the committee will be carrying out periodic fumigation exercise while urging for the needed support.
He said, “All persons entering public places must wear mask. Fumigation/disinfection of all high risk areas will be carried out periodically. Again, the general public is hereby requested to give public health officials maximum cooperation.
“Leadership of various organizations; markets, religious, traditional and all other organised groups are to ensure compliance as they will be held responsible for noncompliance.
“There is a resurgence of covid-19 termed ‘second wave‘ that is considered more dangerous than the first one. Already, 1,449 confirmed cases have been recorded with 1,143 discharged, 267 active cases and 42 deaths in the state from March 27, 2020 when the state started conducting tests to January 06,2021.”
Jatau while assessing the rate of coronavirus in the state, stressed the possibility of community transmission.
“There is therefore the urgent need to take measures aimed at ensuring that all covid-19 protocols are observed in our day to day activities. Already there is evidence of community transmission in the state resulting from interactions during the festive period,” the deputy governor said.